Thursday 9th November 2021
102 minutes. Subtitled. Cert 12.
Director: Pema Tseden
From acclaimed Chinese director Pema Tseden comes an astonishing and moving tale of life in Tibet during the early 1980's. China had just imposed its draconian policy limiting the number of children a couple are allowed. We see the impact of this imposition on a farming family, for whom the fines for having additional chidlren could mean the difference between life and death. Both as a political and a spiritual film, Balloon is required watching.